Top things to do in Alice Springs

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Alice Springs

Alice Springs Desert Park

Head to Desert Park, where the creatures of central Australia are all on display in one place, including many that are extremely difficult to find out on the trail. The predominantly open-air exhibits faithfully re-…
Top Choice Thai in Alice Springs

Hanuman Restaurant

You won't believe you're in the outback when you try the fab Thai- and Indian-influenced cuisine at this stylish restaurant. The delicate Thai starters are a real triumph, as are the seafood dishes, particularly the…
Top Choice Cultural in Alice Springs


This Indigenous-driven festival gets better with each passing year. It showcases Arrernte culture, with art exhibitions and installations, light shows and all manner of music and dance performances. Most events take…
Top Choice Live Music in Alice Springs

Sounds of Starlight Theatre

This atmospheric 1½-hour musical performance evoking the spirit of the outback with didgeridoos, drums and keyboards, plus wonderful photography and lighting, is an Alice institution. Musician Andrew Langford also r…
Top Choice Australian in Alice Springs


Travelling circus meets outback homestead. Montes is family friendly with a play area for kids, and the food ranges from gourmet burgers, pizzas and tapas to curries and seafood. Sit in the leafy beer garden (with a…
Top Choice Cafe in Alice Springs

Kungkas Cafe

Now here's something a little different. The coffee at this Indigenous catering place is good, but we love it for its snacks that put wild-harvested bush foods (eg bush tomatoes, lemon myrtle) front and centre. Take…
Top Choice Cafe in Alice Springs

Page 27 Cafe

Alice’s locals duck down this arcade for great coffee or fresh juice. There are wholesome homestyle breakfasts (eggs any style, pancakes), pita wraps and fancy salads such as chicken fattoush with herbed quinoa, roc…
Top Choice Art in Alice Springs


Talapi is a beautiful space in the heart of town, exhibiting and promoting Central Desert Indigenous art. It sources its artworks directly from Aboriginal-owned art centres and is a member of the Indigenous Art Code…
Top Choice Sports in Alice Springs

Camel Cup

A carnival atmosphere prevails during the running of the Camel Cup at Blatherskite Park in mid-July.
Top Choice Art in Alice Springs

Papunya Tula Artists

This stunning gallery showcases artworks from the Western Desert communities of Papunya, Kintore and Kiwirrkurra – even if you're not buying, it's worth stopping by to see the magnificent collection.